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College Basketball Matchup - Connecticut Huskies New Hampshire Wildcats Odds Preview

New Hampshire WildcatsConnecticut Huskies
Nov 29, 7:00 PM | Gampel Pavilion

New Hampshire Wildcats vs Connecticut Huskies Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Connecticut vs New Hampshire battle Thursday at Gampel Pavilion as the Huskies look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Huskies bring a 5-1 record (1-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 2-3 Wildcats, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Connecticut go 2-2 so far and the Wildcats go 0-0.

View New Hampshire vs Connecticut Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 74-ranked Huskies and the No. 9-rated Wildcats in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 74-73 win for the Huskies on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Connecticut's No. 117-ranked offense, averaging 72 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 111 at 62.8 PPG. The Huskies field goal percentage has averaged 43.9% so far, more than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.6% per game.

Defensively, New Hampshire features the nation's No. 111-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.8 points per game. Connecticut, meanwhile, comes in at No. 187 nationally in scoring at home.

New Hampshire lost its last outing, a 60-50 result against Holy Cross on November 24. New Hampshire suffered a 60-50 loss against Holy Cross on Saturday, getting 13 points from Patrick Konan in a losing effort at Hart Recreation Center.

Connecticut was a 73-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against Stony Brook. Connecticut earned a 73-62 victory over Stony Brook on Sunday, getting 19 points from Shabazz Napier at Gampel Pavilion.

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing North Carolina State are 2-0
After playing Stony Brook are 3-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Wildcats at Huskies trends to consider:
Connecticut is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Connecticut is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
New Hampshire home to Brown, Saturday, December 1
Connecticut home to North Carolina State, Tuesday, December 4